Works of James Fenimore Cooper: (35 Works). Includes The Last of the Mohicans, Homeward Bound, Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief and more [NOOK Book]

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Works of James Fenimore Cooper: (35 Works). Includes The Last of the Mohicans, Homeward Bound, Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief and more

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This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.

Table of Contents

List of Works by Genre and Title
List of Works in Alphabetical Order
List of Works in Chronological Order
James Fenimore Cooper Biography

Novels
Afloat and Ashore or the Adventures of Miles Wallingford
Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
The Bravo
The Crater
The Deerslayer
The Headsman or The Abbaye des Vignerons
Homeward Bound or The Chase
Home as Found, Sequel to Homeward Bound
Jack Tier or The Florida Reef
The Last of the Mohicans
Miles Wallingford, Sequel to "Afloat and Ashore"
The Monikins
Oak Openings
Pathfinder or The Inland Sea
The Pilot
The Pioneers or The Sources of the Susquehanna
The Prairie
Precaution
The Red Rover
Satanstoe or The Littlepage Manuscripts
The Sea Lions or, The Lost Sealers
The Spy, A Tale of The Neutral Ground
The Two Admirals
The Water-Witch or the Skimmer of the Seas
The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish
The Wing-and-Wing
Wyandotte or The Hutted Knoll

Short Stories
Tales for Fifteen or Imagination and Heart
The Lake Gun

Non-fiction
Ned Myers or a Life Before the Mast
New York or The Towns of Manhattan
Recollections of Europe
A Residence in France

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605011400
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Collected Works
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 271,023
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper is considered by many to be America's first great novelist. His most popular work, The Last of the Mohicans, has remained one of the most widely read novels throughout the world, greatly influencing the way many cultures have viewed both the American Indians and the frontier period of U.S. history.

Biography

James Cooper (he added the Fenimore when he was in his 30s) was born September 15, 1789, in Burlington, New Jersey, to William Cooper and Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper. In 1790 the family moved to the frontier country of upstate New York, where William established a village he called Cooperstown. Although cushioned by wealth and William's status as landlord and judge, the Coopers found pioneering to be rugged, and only 7 of the 13 Cooper children survived their early years. All the hardship notwithstanding, according to family reports, the young James loved the wilderness. Years later, he wrote The Pioneers (1823) about Cooperstown in the 1790s, but many of his other books draw deeply on his childhood experiences of the frontier as well.

Cooper was sent to Yale in 1801 but he was expelled in 1805 for setting off an explosion in another student's room. Afterward, as a midshipman in the fledgling U.S. Navy, he made Atlantic passages and served at an isolated post on Lake Ontario. Cooper resigned his commission in 1811 to marry Susan Augusta De Lancey, the daughter of a wealthy New York State family. During the next decade, however, a series of bad investments and legal entanglements reduced his inheritance to the verge of bankruptcy.

Cooper was already 30 years old when, on a dare from his wife, he became a writer. One evening he threw down, in disgust, a novel he was reading aloud to her, saying he could write a better book himself. Susan, who knew that he disliked writing even letters, expressed her doubts. To prove her wrong he wrote Precaution, which was published anonymously in 1820. Encouraged by favorable reviews, Cooper wrote other books in quick succession, and by the time The Last of the Mohicans, his sixth novel, was published in 1827, he was internationally famous as America's first professionally successful novelist. Eventually he published 32 novels, as well as travel books and histories. Cooper invented the genre of nautical fiction, and in the figure of Nathaniel or "Natty" Bumppo (Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans) -- the central character in the five Leatherstocking Tales Cooper published between 1823 and 1841 -- he gave American fiction its first great hero.

Shortly after publishing The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper moved his family to Europe, but in 1833 he returned to America, moving back into his father's restored Mansion House in Cooperstown. He died there on September 14, 1851.

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Good To Know

Cooper was expelled from Yale due to his passion for pranks, which included training a donkey to sit in a professor's chair and setting a fellow student's room on fire.

Between 1822 and 1826 Cooper lived in New York City, and was a major player on its intellectual scene. He founded the Bread and Cheese Club, which had many high-profile members, including notable painters of the Hudson River School and writers like William Cullen Bryant.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1789
    2. Place of Birth:
      Burlington, New Jersey
    1. Date of Death:
      September 14, 1851
    2. Place of Death:
      Cooperstown, New York
    1. Education:
      Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Poorly formatted

    This was described as the entire works. However, many of the books are listed under the wrong title, or not included at all. For example, The Last of the Mohigans and The Pathfinder are listed in the TOC but are not actually included. Other books are in twice and under the wrong titles. Avoid this purchase.

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    I was only 1 when 9/11 hapoend

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    Yeah it was talking about the..sound..the bodies made when they landed..ugh...hi nim!!! Well sorry im heading to bed since i have tests tommarow...happy hump day! :)

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